Literature: The House Of Fear
An interactive fiction by troper Jewelled Dragon.Described as "a hermeticnote journey," it's a short surrealist game about two surrealist artists: the protagonist, Leonora Carrington, and her boyfriend, Max Ernst. Max's subversive art has led to his arrest by the Nazis, and Leonora, her sanity fraying, is interred in a horrific mental hospital in Spain.It's Based on a True Story.
This interactive fiction contains examples of:
- Animal Motifs: Loplop, the hyena, the horse
- Arcadia: Saint Martin d'Ardeche.
- Based on a True Story
- Bedlam House
- Egg McGuffin
- Evil Is Deathly Cold
- Ice Palace
- Journey to the Center of the Mind: The entire premise.
- Mad Artist
- Manic Pixie Dream Girl: The femme-enfant.
- May-December Romance: When they meet, Leonora is 19 and Max is 46.
- Meaningful Number: Seven cutscenes, for anyone who bothers to count.
- Men Act, Women Are: An assumption of the movement, to Leonora's frustration.
- The Muse: Another one she didn't like much.
- Nazi Germany
- No Ending: Although there is an epilogue.
- State Sec: Ernst is arrested by the Gestapo.
- Through the Eyes of Madness